The Prescription Drug Safety Network is a national coalition committed to empowering Americans with the skills and knowledge to make safe decisions about prescription medications through digital education. Through the support of its private and public sector partners, the Prescription Drug Safety Network aims to make a collective impact through population-level education that reinforces healthy and safe behaviors.

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Our Strategy

A Digital Approach to Prescription Drug Safety

Based on evidence-based behavior change methodologies, this self-guided digital learning experience uses interactive content and simulations to equip students with the strategies and best practices to manage and dispose of prescription medications. Data from pre-and post-course assessments show that learners are more prepared and feel more empowered to make safe and responsible decisions about prescription medication after taking the Prescription Drug Safety course.

Join the Network

Bring prevention education to your community by joining the Prescription Drug Safety Network today.

Network Benefits
  • Population-Level Prevention

    In order to make true long-term progress on the opioid crisis, we must start with upstream prevention recommended by the White House Opioid Commission, evidence-based prevention programming in schools can enable us to better understand the reasons for prescription drug abuse and find a sustainable solution.

  • Innovative Digital Solutions

    Our digital courses use interactive simulations and videos to deliver a highly engaging learning experience. EVERFI’s robust data platform provides real-time insights into students’ attitudes and behaviors -- both locally and nationally.

  • Scale & Impact

    EVERFI’s learning platform measures student knowledge gain and changes in attitudes and behaviors as a result of going through the program, while also providing a real-time climate survey of adolescent perceptions towards prescription drugs and related behaviors.

  • Awareness & Communications

    Partners of the Prescription Drug Safety Network benefit from national Network thought leadership and events, as well as a customized community engagement and communications plan driven by their specific objectives. National awareness is driven by the Prescription Drug Safety Network’s social media presence: a podcast, Pod-Rx; and an annual conference dedicated to the topic. Additionally, tailored marketing assets and resources provided by the EVERFI team enable partners to leverage content internally and externally that showcases their investment and impact to their desired audience.

Network Partners

Since the Network’s inception in fall 2017, our founding partners have empowered more than 300,000 students across the US with a digital curriculum that uses evidence-based strategies to empower young Americans with the skills to make safe and healthy decisions about medications and prescription drug abuse prevention.

If you, or someone you know, may be struggling with substance misuse or abuse, please call SAMHSA’s National Hotline at 1-800-662-4357 or visit DrugAbuse.com’s prescription drug helpline at https://drugabuse.com/prescription-drugs/helpline/. If you are currently experiencing an overdose, please call 911 immediately.

Join the Network

Bring prevention education to your community by joining the Prescription Drug Safety Network today.